April 9 2019
Webinar: Final Frontier of our Solar System
Pluto and beyond …
Webinar presented on April 9, 2019.
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We often think of Pluto as the limit of our solar system, but there are several other celestial objects beyond Pluto! The Kuiper Belt is the final frontier of our solar system, it spans from just past Neptune and includes Pluto, Ultima Thule and other icy worlds.
The New Horizons spacecraft is giving us the data we need to learn more about the furthest reaches of our solar system:
- It visited Pluto in 2015, helping us unravel the mysteries of this intriguing and fascinating world.
- On January 1, 2019, it photographed Ultima Thule, the furthest object studied in our solar system.
Join us to learn more about the final frontier of our solar system with JJ Kavelaars, an astrophysicist from Victoria, BC. and an expert on the Kuiper Belt. During his career, he has discovered hundreds of objects in this region of the solar system, as well as several moons of the giant planets and comets. He is a member of the New Horizons team and will update us on the latest discoveries of this mission.
The webinar will be recorded. Register now — it’s free!
JJ Kavelaars (centre) with Canadian colleagues in Maryland for the New Horizons flyby of Ultima Thule on Jan. 1, 2019. Credit: Mary Beth Laychak